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Alyx Stiff Added To Incoming Women's Basketball Class

Alyx Stiff will join the 2013-14 class set to compete for head coach Sharon Dawley during her fourth season leading the Minutewomen.


Alyx Stiff will join the 2013-14 class set to compete for head coach Sharon Dawley during her fourth season leading the Minutewomen.

June 24, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's basketball program and head coach Sharon Dawley announced the addition of guard Alyx Stiff to the 2013-14 team roster on Monday afternoon. Stiff, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., is the third incoming freshman to join the Minutewomen, including Kymber Hill and Meredith Tarver, and fourth overall addition with junior transfer Paula Tarnachowicz also set to complete her first year with the squad.

"We are thrilled that Alyx will be joining our UMass family," said Dawley. "She brings scoring to the floor as well as great energy and a passion for the game. Alyx will join us in July and, at that time, begin to work out with our strength coach, George Green to prepare for challenge of competing within the Atlantic 10. We are excited for the 2013-2014 season and to have her as a part of our team."

Stiff graduated as the valedictorian of the Quest Preparatory Academy 2013 class, where she averaged 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals as a senior. Stiff also competed for the Vegas Elite AAU squad, with which she was a four-time all-tournament selection while being ranked a top-20 underclassman and Next Level Elite-100 Phenom.

MEET THE NEWEST MINUTEWOMAN
Name: Alyx Stiff
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Quest Preparatory Academy
High School Coach: Brian Sitter
Travel Team: Vegas Elite
Travel Coach: Brian Sitter
Notes: Was a letterwinner at Quest Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, Nev., for head coach Brian Sitter during the 2012-13 season ... Previously competed at Liberty High School, helping the program to the 2011 state tournament ... Was ranked a top-20 underclassman and Next Level Elite-100 Phenom during her scholastic career... Next Level All-Star Team selection in 2011 ... Four-time all-tournament pick as a member of the Vegas Elite AAU program ... Las Vegas Review Journal Player of the Week in 2012 ... Averaged 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals per game as a senior ... Born July 19, 1995, to parents Derrick and Alyssa Stiff ... Was the valedictorian of Quest Preparatory Academy's 2013 graduating class ... Plans to major in psychology at the University of Massachusetts.

 

 

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